Frank Vogel Rumors

The coaching instability Fournier has endured is an extreme case, but his current Magic teammates don’t lag too far behind. Year after year, players such as Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton have had to learn new offensive and defensive schemes and prove themselves to new coaches. “It’s awful,” Fournier said. “To have to start over and over again and have to reestablish yourself again, it’s not fun at all. It’s not fun at all. But that’s the league, man. That’s the NBA. That’s how it is.”
Perhaps the most interesting part of the 13-minute interview came when Mike Greenberg asked him about the pace of play and lineup changes that were allegedly at the core of the problem between Vogel and Pacers President Larry Bird. Vogel said that not only were those media talks inaccurate but that the two shared the same philosophy. “That’s a misconception about this whole view. Larry and I have been very well aligned all the way through these six years, including the decision to try to play faster and smaller this year,” Vogel said. “This is not something I was resistant to. It’s a style of play I’m going to try to implement with the Orlando Magic. … There was a lot made about Larry vs. Frank and the differences. But throughout the whole process, we were very well aligned. ‘It wasn’t about difference of opinion or difference of philosophy. It was about change.”